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Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc

IWC, France: Loire

Joel B. Payne, Sep 2014

I chaptalized for the first time since 2004, admitted Francois Cotat as we tasted his 2013s from barrel, "and also had a bit of botrytis at the end of the harvest

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Best New Wines from the Central Loire

IWC, France: Loire

Josh Raynolds, May 2010

Perhaps no area in France resists categorization more stubbornly than the central Loire Valley

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Focus on Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc

IWC, France: Loire

Josh Raynolds, Mar 2010

Vintages 2008 and 2007 presented growers at the eastern end of the Loire Valley with a series of challenges at crucial points in their growing seasons, both of which were to some extent mitigated by favorable late summers

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2002 Loire Valley Sauvignon Blancs

IWC, France: Loire

Stephen Tanzer, Mar 2004

In recent years I have published regular coverage of excellent sauvignon blanc bottlings from New Zealand and South Africa

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Best New Wines from the Loire Valley

IWC, France: Loire

Stephen Tanzer, Nov 1998

Although some 1996 Loire Valley wines have already disappeared from the marketplace, most of the vintage more serious dry reds as well as many whites are now available on retail shelves